With each spring, comes our favorite part of working with whitetail deer at Golden Ranch Whitetails. Fawn season has arrived. It’s an exciting time on the ranch for everyone, especially Mr. Benny Cenac. With an extra spring in his step he loves visiting the whitetails area to check on our upcoming arrivals.
That being said, we thought we’d share a few fun facts for you about our favorite little baby deer around.
Each fawn has an average of 294-306 spots when born. The spots help them to camouflage themselves, and as they mature, their spots tend to disappear.
Newborns have the ability to walk within hours of being born. Mr. Cenac recently posted a video on his YouTube page of our first baby fawn of the season walking. It really is the cutest and you should watch it here. https://youtu.be/kIEoBdldTHw
Predators aren’t able to smell fawns. Their moms typically lick them until they are clean after birth. This deposits her smell on to them in order to help her keep track of her new baby.
Fawns eat about four to six times each week. They nurse on their moms and can consume up to 8 ounces each time. They also can begin eating vegetation after about two weeks.
Does typically won’t venture off more than 100 yards from their newborns. They like to keep a watchful eye on their babies until they are fully capable of being on their own.
We’ll keep you posted on Mr. Cenac’s Golden Ranch Whitetails fawn season as things develop. Be sure to visit our blog and/or follow him on twitter.